CSS consists of layout and paint.

Layout has to do with laying out boxes on the page (flex, grid, box model, columns, text direction, and so on).

Paint has to do with decorating boxes (colours, backgrounds, gradients, text decorations, dropcaps, and so on and so on).

Discuss.

Today's question: Which parts of CSS are so important that even a short book aimed at JavaScripters and other programmers should explain them?

Example: I'm going to treat selectors, but not gradients. The first is fundamental, the second is not. What's your fundamental list?

Done. Submitted a board game prototype to the Hippodice competition.

It will likely be months before I hear from them, but at least this side project is also done for the moment.

Tonight's research found an intriguing bit of Welf family history that is a possible explanation of a troubling detail in the 9th century Elder Hildebrandslied,

and then led to a delightful book by none other than Gibbon where he accuses none other than Leibnitz of inventing that bit of family history.

If I'm late for work tomorrow, you now know why.

Months of planning come to a head. @fronteers is considering applying for @w3c membership and appointing @rachelandrew as our paid representative - if members agree.

alistapart.com/article/web-dev

OK, so I search for Browser Detect Script. First link is an ad, second is to a GitHub page of my own ancient script.
I didn't put it on GitHub. Also, I'm not sure if it's really suited any more.

Meeting some internet celebs in #jsnation @ppk@twitter.com @html5test@twitter.com

Favourite GDPR Panic Day stories, anyone?

Mine's boring. I found that I'm subscribed to way fewer stupid mailing lists than I thought.

Are you a JavaScript engineer who really ought to know some CSS but is avoiding it?
What are your main pain or confusion points?
I want to help you, but I need to understand the problem first.

Oh, we can play the years game again with my follower count.

I have 205 followers, which is also the year Caracalla and Geta, the emperor's sons, were consuls in Rome and gave their names to the year.

Later, when daddy was dead, one would murder the other.

What is the ntpd process and why did it use 190% of my CPU time? (MacBook Air)

Linkbait 37

We are an equal opportunity linkbait. Last week we bashed Facebook; this week we bash Google.

quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2

Accidentally made a script spew out a lot of NaN. Chrome now thinks the page is in Haitian Creole.

Linkbait 36
Facebook-bashing edition. (I’m merely quoting other people’s bashing, mind you.)

quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2

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